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01 December 2020 Venue Canalside Attendance

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Huddersfield Town
5 - 2
Walsall

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WORTHY: CONSISTENCY PAYING OFF FOR U19S

30 November 2020

Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s host Walsall in Central League Cup

- Young Terriers to face Walsall
- Takes place on Tuesday 1 December 2020; 1pm KO
- Follow live updates on @htafcacademy

Huddersfield Town’s Under-19 side host Walsall on Tuesday 1 December 2020 in their latest Central League Cup fixture.

The Young Terriers are currently top of their group with three wins under their belt, which included a win over Walsall in their previous fixture.

Under-19s Coach, Jon Worthington, discussed why the youngsters have become hard to beat in the competition.

“I think our performances have been consistent, there’s only one against Scunthorpe that wasn’t.

“The lads are understanding of the style, the objectives and the expectations that we’re wanting from them and from the game. They’ve executed that very well in the other games.

“All the work we do in training, you try and be consistent with and then you hope that the players take that work through into the games. Fortunately, that’s exactly what they’ve done.

“Regardless of personnel – there have been different teams with different levels of experience – as there’s a clear identity and a clear style at the Club, the players have stepped in and handled it well.”

Worthy went on to discuss why competitions such as the Central League Cup are important for the Young Terriers.

“I think every game that we play is important.

“The Cup is a league format at the minute, but we really want to push and get through that into the knockout format, because that will give the lads different experiences and that’s what’s really important for their development at the minute.”

Worthy also highlighted what he hopes his side will take away from Tuesday’s fixture.

“First and foremost, it’s another opportunity for players to get minutes, which is the important thing.

“There’s always got to be an aim to training in terms of their development and getting game time is extremely important for us throughout the Club.

“As it’s a Cup game we’ll be looking to try and deliver and win the game. We want to really bring out that clear concept in and out of possession.”

You can follow live updates from Tuesday afternoon’s game on the Academy Twitter; @htafcacademy.

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Match Reports

REPORT: TOWN U19s 5-2 WALSALL

1 December 2020

Young Terriers victorious in seven goal thriller

- Huddersfield Town U19s play latest Central League Cup game
- Four wins in the competition for the Young Terriers
- Goals from Sam Ompreon (3), Will McCamley and Jonas Ndombasi

Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s secured the fourth win of their Central League Cup campaign with a 5-2 victory over Walsall Reserves at Canalside.

A hat-trick from trialist Sam Ompreon alongside goals from Will McCamley and second-half substitute Jonas Ndombasi secured the win for Jon Worthington’s side.

Town began in the ascendancy and dominated the share of the ball in the early exchanges. The Young Terriers were rewarded for their bright start when trialist Ompreon opened the scoring after ten minutes. The striker latched onto left-back Jaheim Headley’s precise through ball, drove purposefully into the penalty area, before slotting underneath Walsall goalkeeper Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Seeking to increase their advantage, Town were presented with an excellent opportunity when the Saddlers defence misjudged the flight of a long ball over the top which Myles Bright had the tenacity to react to first, leaving the trailing defenders in his wake. Bright shot early across goal, but his effort was saved by the outstretched foot of O’Shaughnessy.

Town’s defence was called into action five minutes before half-time, but they protected their lead courtesy of an outstanding piece of defending by Ilounga Pata. Jayden Campbell fed through Jaden Forrester who burst into the area, but Pata came across from right-back to cover the danger, edging the striker off the ball and clearing upfield and away to safety.

The Young Terriers began the second half in similar fashion to how they started the match; doubling their advantage two minutes after the restart. Winger McCamley, operating in a central role after the restart, received the ball inside the area from Ompreom and cut inside onto his left foot, before firing in his second goal in as many matches for the U19s.

The visitors halved the arrears from the spot after Town goalkeeper Jacob Chapman brought down Saif Mukadam inside the area. Campbell stepped up and converted from the spot. Walsall completed their comeback when Forrester was played through on goal and slotted into the bottom corner.

Town reclaimed their lead however, as Ompreom netted his second of the afternoon. The trialist controlled Ernaldo Krasniqi’s searching ball over the top and slotted into the bottom left.

Town extended the their advantage beyond the reach of their opponents when second half substitutes Ndombasi capitalised on a mistake at the back to beat the goalkeeper at the near post, and Ompreom completed his hat-trick, firing in after Krasniqi’s header ricocheted off the bar.

The victory extends Town’s lead at the top of their Central League Cup group, adding to previous victories over Walsall, Grimsby Town and Salford City.

Huddersfield Town’s Under-19s (4-3-3)

Jacob Chapman; Jaheim Headley, Loick Ayina, Luke Daley, Ilounga Pata (Jonas Ndombasi, 46’); Ben Jackson (c), Myles Bright, Ernaldo Krasniqi; Sam Sharrock-Peplow, Sam Ompreon, Will McCamley

Unused subs

Nicholas Bilokapic, Andre Edionhon

Scorers

Sam Ompreon (10’, 64’, 87’), Will McCamley (47’), Jonas Ndombasi (73’)

Final score

Huddersfield Town Under-19s 5-2 Walsall

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